January 6


Engineers use science and math to design solutions to problems. First grade engineers were given 30 toothpicks and marshmallows and then I asked them to design the tallest tower possible that could stand on its own. We looked at photos of real towers for inspiration.  Before we started, the children also reviewed solid shapes.  I asked them to determine which shapes were the strongest as they worked.  This was a challenging task with great opportunities for problem solving.